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What Clinicians Need to Know about Trauma
Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, social workers, pharmacists as well as allied professional staff and program administrators.
Module Description
Given the association between trauma, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, addressing trauma is a critical component of providing care to patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Implementing trauma-informed, recovery-oriented principles and practices can improve patient outcomes related to not only substance use but also overall health and wellbeing. Join this webinar to learn practical trauma-informed strategies to engage with and enhance care for patients with SUDs.
Educational Objectives
  • Describe the impacts of trauma
  • Explain the connection between trauma and substance use disorders
  • Provide two trauma-informed strategies of engagement with clients with substance use disorders
Method of participating in the learning process

In order to receive maximum credit, learners must: 

1. Review the materials provided.
2. Complete knowledge-based assessment questions to assess both prior knowledge and knowledge change following the activity
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.* 

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed.  Partial credit will not be awarded.

Support for the Program
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
1 Social Work (ACE) Credit
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

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